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Redwing last won the day on October 13 2017

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About Redwing

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    My lifelong love affair with Z cars:

    1976 280Z RedBird - Purchased 12/14 One owner, Arizona car.
    1971 240Z Redwing - Origional owner - 10/15 Sold, to be restored.

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  1. Redwing

    Time 2 Shine Car Show, Dalton, Ga. 6/16/18

    Thank you EuroDat. I'm biased too. My first 1971 Z was a Red 240, Redwing. I drove her 259,000 miles. Nothing like driving a red Z. Happy driving...
  2. We went to a car show last Saturday, and were awarded a Second in the Stock classification. This makes 5 trophies RedBird has won in 5 shows, I'm very happy we are doing so well. My Service Dog Lissa was with me, and RedBird was so shiney that she reflected the trophy and Lissa too. It was a great time again, altho awfully hot. We were indoors at least, and brought a fan which helped. We are regestered with ZCON, and Best Western for Oct. 19 & 20th. Hope to see many of you there. It will be so great to meet my online friends in person.😆
  3. Redwing

    Body shop didn't order bumper ends, 1976 280

    Thanks for your "eyes". Jai
  4. Redwing

    Body shop didn't order bumper ends, 1976 280

    Mark, the 1977 has the depression running horizontally across the bumper. The 1976 is smooth with no indent. Looks a lot better in my eyes. Thanks, Jai
  5. Redwing

    Body shop didn't order bumper ends, 1976 280

    I only can imagine that RedBird was in a front end accident before I got her. There is evidence of bent areas under the grill. I sent a letter asking about her past hoping to find out history, to the previous owner. But I did not get any reply. So no clue really. Thanks...
  6. Redwing

    New '75 280z owner checking in

    I called MSA. I had spoken to him before, and I am on a call back list for the right bumper end. The last of them they got from Japan, was 2 of them, back in 2016. As of now, on that list, there are 17 people ahead of me waiting too. Boy, that's hard odds. Looong time to make it to the top of the list. Jai
  7. Redwing

    Body shop didn't order bumper ends, 1976 280

    Thank you for this contact. I have spoken to him and he has a Z coming in about a month. In the meantime I am thinking about getting a set of "Deletes" that site unseen gave me. I've already spoken to the body shop and they will paint them red matching RedBird, and put them on. They will at least go in the depression, and cover the mounting holes for the bumper end. Making RedBird look a lot better. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks all, Jai
  8. Redwing

    Body shop didn't order bumper ends, 1976 280

    Thinking about getting my neighbor Michael, the painter at the body shop, to paint them red matching the car. That would probably look better. Think? Lumens sent me a contact that I'm going to reach out to once it is local awake time for him. Maybe he will have the right side bumper end. Let you all know later. Jai
  9. Redwing

    New '75 280z owner checking in

    Oh, too being a 1 owner car from Scottsdale helps in her beauty and wear!
  10. Redwing

    New '75 280z owner checking in

    Thank you. God had His hand in my getting her, it would never have happened otherwise. Up close there a bunch of little things that need attention. Being a "mature" lady of 75, there are many things I cannot do myself for her. But the members here are wonderful to me. Several have driven here and worked on her, and sent parts to me for her. There were problems when I first got her 3 years ago, but a member sent me an ECU, and poof everything has been great since then. I take her to car shows and we have won 4 trophies! Such fun. Thanks for the heads up about MSA, I will call them. Have a good day... Jai
  11. Hi,

    I was just told you might be able to help me.  My first accident ever, at 75 years old, I met a pole with my 1976 280.  The body shop found me a fair bumper, and a new left side rubber end.  But no luck on the right side, nor the rubber "finisher" strip going from side to side.  

    Do you have any source for these 2 items, or do you make them?  I really want to get my gal back together, we have a good time going to car shows.  She was a 1 owner car from Scottsdale before I got her, and she is in really good shape for being 42 years old.

    Thank you,


  12. Redwing

    Body shop didn't order bumper ends, 1976 280

    Good idea Cliff. Bigger than a shoebox tho. Hahaha... Thanks...
  13. Redwing

    New '75 280z owner checking in

    I just got an email from the guy with the bumper, in Louisville. It is for a 1978 280. Probably no good, what do you think?
  14. Redwing

    Body shop didn't order bumper ends, 1976 280

    YES! Exactly. Ok, so now wondering how a black powder coated set would look in the recesses on both sides of the car? Sitting just behind the bumper. Who knows how long if ever can I find the right side rubber bumper end. The empty recesses look awful, so thinking these might just do the trick. The black powder coated ones are in the 2nd url. There is a video showing how they are installed. I think this might work for me. There is a reflection in the bumper photo, nothing but chrome actually. Thanks Cliff. Jai
  15. Redwing

    Body shop didn't order bumper ends, 1976 280

    Thanks, I called them too. Anyone, I saw way back before I was having this problem, that some metal pieces were advertised to go on attached to the car instead of these rubber ones. Now I can't locate the source I'd saved. Would anyone have any idea what these are called, or better yet where they can be found? I need something to look decent in those spots. Thanks much, Jai

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